Table 1

Distribution of responses on preferred treatment for proximal hamstring tendon avulsions, frequency of surgery in practice and preferred timing of surgery

Questions on preferred treatmentOptionsProportion of participants that selected the option
Preferred treatmentAlways non-operative11%
Always surgical6%
Dependent of individual patient83%
% of patients managed surgically in practice0%8%
1%–25%35%
26%–50%17%
51%–75%19%
76%–99%19%
100%3%
Optimal timing of surgery to achieve highest functional outcome<2 weeks after injury63%
2–3 weeks after injury24%
4–6 weeks after injury5%
7–12 weeks after injury2%
Does not influence outcome3%
I do not know4%
Optimal timing of surgery to ensure a low risk of complications<2 weeks after injury61%
2–3 weeks after injury25%
4–6 weeks after injury5%
7–12 weeks after injury2%
Does not influence outcome3%
I do not know4%
Surgery is beneficial until3 months after injury43%
6 months after injury11%
9 months after injury2%
1 year after injury4%
2 years after injury1%
No restriction13%
I do not know15%
Other11%